North County Christian’s baseball team won its appeal of its loss in Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 7 quarterfinals and was awarded a forfeit win over Animo Leadership of Inglewood on Saturday and a berth in Tuesday’s semifinals.
The Crusaders originally lost Friday’s game 8-7. But North County Christian protested that defeat because the Aztec Eagles’ James Barraza pitched 31⁄3 innings Friday.
Barraza had reportedly pitched seven innings in Animo Leadership’s second-round win Tuesday. CIF rules say pitchers can only throw 10 innings per week. Barraza’s 31⁄3 innings Friday gave him 101⁄3 innings for the week.
The CIF-Southern Section office then ruled in favor of North County Christian’s protest Saturday.The Crusaders (19-0) will be on the road Tuesday against Milken Community in the semifinals. A North County Christian school official said Saturday the exact location and time of Tuesday’s game hasn’t been determined.
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YMCA offering NFL Flag Football
The San Luis Obispo County YMCA is offering NFL Flag Football starting Sept. 14. Boys and girls ages 5-14 are eligible to play, and teams will be formed by school.
Registration for the non-contact league will remain open until Aug. 13; registrations after that date will cost an additional $10. Practice begins Sept. 7, with the season running from Sept. 14 through Nov. 13. Games will be played Tuesdays and Thursdays at Damon-Garcia and Stockton fields.
The cost is $75 per participant, plus a $20 YMCA membership fee (if not already paid for the year). Sign-ups will be taken from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 14 at the Ludwick Community Center, while returning families can register online at SLOYMCA.org.
For more information, call 781-7300 or 543-8235, ext. 109.
Central Coast Cancer Challenge
The Central Coast Cancer Challenge, a multi-sport event with running and cycling, will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Laguna Lake Park.
The event will benefit the Livestrong Foundation, founded by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and the Wellness Community of the California Central Coast.
Six distinct events for various age groups cost between $20 and $85. To register, and for more information, visit CentralCoastCancerChallenge.com.